Best Amazon Prime Day PC Gaming Deals 2022


It’s now Amazon Prime Day 2022, Amazon’s mistakenly two-day bargain hunt. I assume you’re not reading this for the grip tape and toothbrush discounts, so here are the best Prime Day deals on PC hardware in Amazon’s UK and US.

Unlike the kind of Amazon deals you’d find during, say, Black Friday, Prime Day deals are only available to Amazon Prime subscribers. They also go fast and last from July 12 to July 13 at the latest. Still, there are undeniably some good prices here, for a lot of quality PC hardware; the deals you find below are my pick of the thousands available. You can also read everything you need to know about Prime Day and how to find the best Prime Day deals for yourself.

Today’s best early Prime Day PC gaming deals

If you already have an Amazon Prime account, you’re good to go, and it’s not just hardware on offer. During Prime Day 2022, Prime members will be able to install and maintain a selection of over 30 free games ranging from blockbusters such as Mass Effect: Legendary Edition and Grid Legends to indie games such as Death Squared, Fatal Fury Special and Rain World.

Anyone currently outside the Prime box can still sneak in by signing up for Amazon’s 30-day free trial. This gives you all the usual benefits of Prime membership, including Prime Day sales access, and you can cancel it anytime you’re done shopping. Otherwise, when the 30 days are up, it’s £8/$13 per month for a continuous Prime membership.

Now, enough introduction. Here are the best Prime Day deals for PC gaming hardware:


The WD Blue SN570 SSD installed in an M.2 slot.

Best SSD and Storage Deals

Several of the best SSDs for gaming are going cheap this Prime Day, with some particularly deep cuts to the mega-fast WD Black SN850. Not to mention deals on the Samsung Pro Plus and SanDisk Ultra: two of the best microSD cards for the Steam Deck.


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The Asus ROG Swift PG32UQX and BenQ Mobiuz EX3210U, two of the best 4K gaming monitors, on a desk.

Best deals on gaming monitors

LG and Samsung have some decent monitor deals going on. I’ve long been a fan of LG’s UltraGear IPS displays, like the one below, because they look, feel and feel faster than most IPS displays without losing any color power.


UK Deals:

LG UltraGear 27GL83A-B – £280 (was £350)

27-inch, 2560 x 1440, 144 Hz, IPS panel, AMD Freesync

LG UltraGear 27GL63T-B – £170 (was £250)

27-inch, 1920 x 1080, 144 Hz, IPS panel, AMD Freesync

Samsung Odyssey G5 – £229 (was £300)

27-inch, 2560 x 1440, 144 Hz, VA panel, AMD Freesync Premium

Samung Odyssey G7 – £400 (was £550)

32-inch, 2560 x 1440, 240 Hz, QLED panel, AMD Freesync Premium Pro


US offers:

LG UltraGear 27GN800-B – $277 (was $350)

27-inch, 2560 x 1440, 144 Hz, IPS panel, AMD Freesync Premium

Acer Predator XB271HU – $290 (was $470)

27 inch, 2560 x 1440, 144 Hz, IPS panel, Nvidia G-Sync

Samsung Odyssey G5 – $250 (was $320)

27-inch, 2560 x 1440, 144 Hz, VA panel, AMD Freesync Premium

Acer Nitro XV273K – $569 (was $900)

27-inch, 3840 x 2160, 144 Hz, IPS panel, AMD Freesync Premium


A photo of the Razer Basilisk V3 gaming mouse.

Best gaming mouse deals

Good news for those on the tightest budgets, as both the SteelSeries Rival 3 and Logitech G203 Lightsync (one of our top gaming mouse picks) have fallen below £20. There are also more premium alternatives, including an ever-low price on the Razer Basilisk V3: my personal desk rat pick.


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A photo of the HyperX Alloy Origins 60 gaming keyboard.

Best Gaming Keyboard Deals

One of our top gaming keyboard picks, the Logitech G915 Lightspeed Wireless is also the most tempting of Amazon UK’s Prime Day keyboard deals. You’ll need to be quick though, as this particular prize is only available on the 12th. On the budget side, we also have the spill-resistant SteelSeries Apex 3 TKL, which is cheap on both days.


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The AOC GH300 gaming headset on a desk.

Best deals on gaming headsets

Amazon also has some of the best gaming headsets on sale. £28 is a seriously good price for the Logitech G432, and as a former owner I can happily recommend the HyperX Cloud II too.


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XFX's Radeon RX 6700 XT Speedster Merc 319 Black Edition graphics card alongside AMD's Radeon RX 6700 XT graphics card

Best Deals on Graphics Cards

I’m not going to lie, this year’s array of GPU deals is a bit of a let down. Here in the UK there are some Nvidia GeForce RTX 30 series cards for sale, but even the discounted prices are above the MSRP. That, oddly enough, leaves this RTX 2060 as a standout. It’s not a bad price, and the RTX 2060 can still hold up as a 1080/1440p card, but unless you’re desperate for two years of stock shortages, you’re probably better off saving for a newer model.


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Some DDR4 and DDR5 RAM modules, fanned out and held in one hand.

Best RAM Deals

Even if there aren’t many great CPU or GPU deals, there are DDR4 RAM options if you’re eager to grab some discounted PC internals. I’ve stuck with 16GB and 32GB kits here because you don’t need more than the latter in a gaming rig.


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The Lenovo Legion 5 gaming laptop on a desk.

Best Deals on Gaming Laptops

If you’re looking for more current-gen graphics hardware, these gaming laptop deals may be a better fit than the desktop GPUs. Again, some of these expire at the end of the 12th instead of running all the way to the 13th, so don’t wait any longer if they like you.


UK Deals:

HP Omen 15 – £975 (was £1300)

15 inch, 2560 x 1440, IPS display, AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, 16 GB RAM RTX 3060, 512 GB SSD, 2.5 kg

Razer Blade 14 – £1649 (was £2200)

14 inch, 2560 x 1440, IPS display, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, RTX 3070, 1 TB SSD, 1.8 kg


US offers:

Lenovo Legion 5 – $950 (was $1190)

17.3 inch, 1920×1080, IPS display, AMD Ryzen 5 5800H, 16GB RAM, RTX 3050 Ti, 512B SSD, 2kg

Razer Blade 15 – $2700 (was $3000)

15.6 inch, 1920 x 1080, IPS display, Intel Core i7-10750H, 32 GB RAM, RTX 3080, 1 TB SSD, 2 kg


What is Prime Day?

Prime Day isn’t just any day, but a 48-hour sale with Amazon opening special deals for Prime members, though non-Prime members can also take advantage of the occasional savings. It’s become one of the better times of the year to buy PC hardware at lower prices, so if you’re considering a new SSD, monitor upgrade, or a change to your mouse and keyboard, it might be worth it. to research.

When is Prime Day 2022?

Right now, friend: Prime Day 2022 runs from July 12-13. Well, technically it’s from 01:01 am BST on Tuesday the 12th to 00:59 am BST on Thursday the 14th. But do you really want to be on Amazon at such wicked times? Let’s say it ends on Wednesday, huh.

Do I need a Prime account?

For all of Amazon’s best deals, yes you do. Rival retailers will no doubt be offering their own sales to compete, and there may be even lower discounts available on Amazon for non-Prime members, but to get the absolute most out of Prime Day, you’ll need a Prime subscription. You can sign up through Amazon UK and Amazon US.

Is there a free trial of Amazon Prime?

Yes. The Amazon Prime 30-day free trial is only available to new customers – more details and signup links are at the top of this page. During this trial period you get all the benefits of a full subscription, so you can simply activate and cancel the 30 day trial period before the subscription fee starts.

How do I get the best Prime Day deals?

Check price history with Keepa

Keepa is a Chrome browser extension that can save you from dodgy deals. Once installed, an Amazon item’s price history is displayed on the item’s listing page, so you can see if it’s actually discounted or if the seller is just messing up the numbers.

Unfortunately, this is something that happens very often. Sellers, including Amazon itself, can raise the price of a product so they can lower it again and call it a “savings.” Keepa will help you spot these fake deals; and I’ve certainly found it extremely helpful in putting these deal hubs together.

Shop

Just because Prime Day is an Amazon event doesn’t oblige you to Amazon. Again, competing PC gaming hardware retailers — like Currys and Ebuyer in the UK, or Best Buy and GameStop in the US — will be making their own price cuts at the same time. Then don’t worry if a piece of gear you want isn’t for sale on Amazon, as you might find a better deal elsewhere.

Watch out for Lightning deals

In addition to the main 48-hour sale, Amazon will be holding short Lightning Deals on Prime Day. These usually offer the meatiest discounts of the entire event, but be warned: they don’t target PC hardware in any way, and you’re more likely to see Lightning Deals on backpacks and electric razors than you’re a fun gaming peripheral. They also appear and disappear — hence the name — quickly, so it’s best to keep an eye on the Amazon Prime Day Lightning Deals page during the event. These are the Amazon UK and Amazon US pages.

Filter out the chaff

If you’d rather ditch the guides – GEE, THANK YOU – and just search for deals, use the search filters on the left side of the screen. In addition to hiding all of the phone stands, shower heads, and testosterone supplements that are also on sale during Prime Day, it allows you to manage your budget by only displaying items within certain price ranges. You can also filter by how deep the price cuts go, between 10% off and 70% off.

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